Trees For Cities

Enough Talk, More Urban Trees!

Often we hear world leaders pledge that more needs to be done to combat the climate crisis, with little progress. Now is the time for action with Trees for Cities! This campaign will fund tree planting in urban areas, benefiting communities that need it most and tackling the climate crisis head-on.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1032154)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£44,032

Donations

131

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Every day the UK loses 50 urban trees due to developments, disease, or ageing. And with 80% of the population living in towns or cities, many people now breathe dirty air, are at risk of flooding, & are struggling with rising temperatures worsened by the urban heat island effect. Without urban trees, our physical, mental health & wellbeing are all affected. Our connection with nature becomes lost - especially at an early age - and urban biodiversity is threatened. This trend needs reversing now!

Solution

At Trees for Cities, the message of accelerating climate action locally, nationally & internationally has always been at the heart of the organisation. With 28 years of experience in urban tree planting, we have been consistently working to highlight the challenges of climate change & give hope through the direct positive action of tree planting. A key part of this is the restoration of natural habitats and urban ecosystems, to provide and support increased biodiversity in our towns and cities.

  • "The pandemic and months of lockdown have shown how our physical and mental health are inextricably linked to the natural health of our cities. Now more than ever, we see the vital importance of connecting with nature and transforming urban spaces to bring the many benefits that urban trees provide"

    — David Elliott, CEO of Trees for Cities.

  • "Feeling a part of my community and doing something good - everyone feels amazing being part of this!!"

    — Volunteer attending a local community planting event.

  • “Good exercise, good fun, good to bring the community together!”

    — Volunteer attending one of our London planting events.